If the president supports the troops, as he so often claims, he sure has a funny way of showing it.
The Obama for America campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Party of Ohio quietly filed a lawsuit on July 17th trying to limit the number of days which members of Armed Forces have to participate in that state’s early voting.
Multiple veterans organizations are opposing the lawsuit.
To be clear, members of our military currently get three days longer to participate in early voting in Ohio than do other citizens, though favorable treatment for military service members is common-place throughout state, local, and federal election law due to the potential difficulty of voting for a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine who is, or is about to be, stationed overseas.
For example, many states authorize ballots to be sent to military service members earlier than to others, or have special ballots for the military.
So why sue Ohio? Because it is one of the most critical swing states in the 2012 election…or in any presidential election. In fact, no Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio.
For President Obama, he supports the troops, but not so far as to actually make sure they can vote.
This should be hung around Obama’s neck by Mitt Romney and his surrogates every single day.